We found 37 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Westwood, KS.

Dr. Vernita Daniels Hairston-Mitchell, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Vernita Hairston is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Hairston's areas of expertise include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Her professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Maryland General Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hairston completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Myositis, Syncope, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Michael Arkin, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4400 Broadway Street; Comprehensive Headache and Concussion Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Steven Arkin's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave Dr. Arkin an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arkin include multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and stroke. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Arkin performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Stroke, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Richard Joel Barohn, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Richard Barohn works as a neurologist in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include visual evoked potential test, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. Dr. Barohn is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Barohn honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Myositis, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Yunxia Wang, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 4070 Delp Mail Stop 4017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Yunxia Wang is a neurologist. Her clinical interests include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Liberty Hospital and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Wang completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Back Problems, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Brennen Leigh Seifers, DO
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Brennen Bittel is a neurologist. Dr. Bittel graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: facial problems, visual evoked potential test, and migraine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bittel's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine M Boutwell, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
4400 Broadway Street; Ms Center Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Christine Boutwell practices vascular neurology in Kansas City, MO. Patient ratings for Dr. Boutwell average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boutwell include general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and stroke. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boutwell honors. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Boutwell attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Boutwell has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology

Dr. Arthur Roland Dick, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Neurology Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Arthur Dick works as a neurologist. Dr. Dick's areas of expertise include back pain, general neurology, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dick honors. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy E Deisher, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; G056 Delp Pavilion - Epilepsy Center
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Nancy Hammond is a neurophysiologist and neurologist in Kansas City, KS. Her areas of expertise include facial problems, migraine, and syncope (fainting). She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hammond honors. Dr. Hammond graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Syncope, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharon G Lynch, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 4070 Delp Mail Stop 4017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sharon Lynch sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She has a special interest in multiple sclerosis (MS). On average, patients gave Dr. Lynch a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Lynch is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
2330 E Meyer Boulevard; Suite 401
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed works as a neurophysiologist and neurologist. Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and seizure disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Jacobi Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at Indira Gandhi Medical College, Government Medical College, Nagpur, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahmed average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Bell's Palsy, Seizure ... (Read more)

Dr. Deetra Yelena Ford, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Deetra Ford sees patients in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Her medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Ford's clinical interests include facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Ford attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Myositis, Syncope, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. James L Southwell Jr., DO
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Southwell's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Southwell average 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include myositis, restless leg syndrome, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Southwell is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Southwell is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Southwell's hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Back Problems, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Kazi Ehteshamuddin Syed, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kazi Syed is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Syed include sleep study, bell's palsy, and migraine. Dr. Syed is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Patients rated Dr. Syed highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Bell's ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Doerflinger Glenn, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Melanie Glenn is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Glenn attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Glenn is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Myositis, Syncope, Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Joseph Whittaker, JD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7400 State Line Road; Suite 100
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Thomas Whittaker's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Whittaker's areas of expertise include the following: blepharospasm, diplopia (double vision), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Patient ratings for Dr. Whittaker average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Whittaker attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark David Wetzel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 2201
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Mark Wetzel's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Wetzel attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Wetzel include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wetzel accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in German. Dr. Wetzel is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Wheezing, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the protective covering of nerves, causing communication issues between the brain and other parts of the body. The cause of MS is unknown, but some factors may raise a person’s risk of developing it. For example, if your parent or sibling has MS, or you have another autoimmune disease like type 1 diabetes, you may be more predisposed to getting MS than others.

Symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person. Common ones are weakness in the arm or leg, lack of balance, stiff muscles, fatigue, dizziness, partial or total vision loss, slurred speech, and issues with bowel and bladder function. While there is no cure for MS, treatments focus on the following:

  • Reducing attacks, which occur when nerves become inflamed (or swollen), causing new symptoms to arise or existing ones to worsen. Drugs like corticosteroids lessen inflammation and may help prevent attacks or limit their occurrence.
  • Slowing the development of the disease. Immunomodulators are medications that alter the body’s immune response. They may minimize nerve damage brought on by MS and thus decrease the rate at which it progresses.
  • Easing symptoms. Physical therapy can help with leg weakness and improve balance. Medicines like muscle relaxants may be prescribed to reduce muscle stiffness.
Living with MS can be a challenge, but due to advancements in medicine over the past few decades, the quality of life of people with MS has increased. Although the average life expectancy of those who have the disease is about five years lower than the rest of the population, this difference seems to be at a gradual but steady decline.

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